Newsletter 93, February 2012

IAPR TC10 Newsletter

No. 93  Feb 2012



  • Contents
  • Message from the TC10 chair
  • New TC10 website
  • LNCS post-proceedings GREC
  • CFPs & Contests Dues
  • Job Offer at ITESOFT (France)
  • Call for Datasets

Message from the TC10 chair

On behalf to the TC 10 management team, I would like to wish you all the best for 2012, to you and all your beloved. We hope that 2012 will be a very rich year for you, your family, and colleagues!

Welcome to the first edition of our TC-10 newsletter on 2012.

First of all, we would like to thank the organizers of the 2 main events of 2011 year for their great management of the two main events of the year : GREC and ICDAR. These 2 events were some good opportunities for fostering interactions between our community members. We hope that 2012 will permit our community to keep on structuring its activities, and generate new research challenges.

We also would like to thank Dr. Alicia Fornés, CVC Barcelona, for having accepted to join our TC 10 management team for working with Jaehwa Park for the delivering of this TC 10 newsletter.

As in 2011, to minimize generating the carbon-dioxide caused by electronic redundancy, the minimum-core information will provided.

Any suggestions and comments for this newsletter and TC10 are welcomed.

Jean-Marc Ogier
TC-10 Chair

New TC10 website

The new TC10 website will be online soon. It will include new functionality's such as a forum, newsletter signup, ...

To avoid loss of information during the data migration to the new website, the user registration form of the current web site has been disabled.

This newsletter is sent to the mailing list that we try to keep up to date, but many email addresses don't exist anymore.

The next newsletter will be send both to registered people and to the "old" mailing list. But the next one will be send only to registered people.

Don't forget to register as soon as the new website will be online to go on to receive information about TC10 community.

Jean-Christophe Burie,
TC10 webmaster

GREC2011 for LNCS post-proceedings

Current Status of Review of GREC2011 for LNCS post-proceedings.

The review process of GREC2011 should be finished February, 15th, 2012.
The review results will be sent to authors by February, 21st.
We estimate that the revision process of submitted papers should be finished at the end of March 2012, and that the publication of LNCS book should occur at the end of May 2012.

We would like to thank all the PC members for their participation to the reviewing process.

Jean-Marc Ogier and Kwon Young-Bin,
GREC2011 chairs

Call for Papers

Event/Location/Web Event Date Deadline (paper submission)
ICFHR 2012, Bari, Italy
September 18-20, 2012 February 28, 2012
ICFHR 2012 Calls for Tutorials September 18-20, 2012 March 15, 2012
ICPR 2012, Tsukuba, Japan
November 11-15, 2012 March 31, 2012


DAS Announcements

10th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems
March 27th - 29th, 2012
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Technical program

Now you can find the technical program of DAS2012 at  http://www.ict.griffith.edu.au/das2012/program.html

Keynote Lecture

Keynote speaker (27th March): Dr.Samy Bengio Learning A Semantic Space: From Image Annotation to Music Similarity http://www.ict.griffith.edu.au/das2012/keynote.html


Tutorials (26th March) by two distinguished speakers:

  • Prof. Gernot Fink (TU Dortmund University, Germany): Markov Models for Handwriting Recognition
  • Prof. Koichi Kise (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan): Large-Scale Document Image Retrieval and Character Recognition with Approximate Nearest Neighbor Techniques

The tutorials are FREE of charge. Interested participants are requested to REGISTER to attend the tutorial by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The organizers welcome your participation!

DAS2012 organizers

Job Opportunity at ITESOFT

Research Fellow in Document Image Analysis (H/F)

  • Company

Founded in 1984, ITESOFT is a European software company specialising in the development of automatic information flows processing solutions, with sites in Germany, in the UK and in France. Thanks to its unique know-how of shape and character recognition technologies, ITESOFT is the leader in the French document capture and processing market, and number 3 in Europe, with more than 600 clients and one billion documents processed every year. ITESOFT markets its products and solutions in France and internationally in all sectors. In strong growth since its creation, its strengthened turnover 2010 reached 20.2 M# for a strength of 192 co-workers. ITESOFT has been listed on Euronext Paris since February 2001. We are seeking one research fellow position in the area of Document Image Analysis.

  • Missions

The post is offered by the Research & Development Dept. at ITESOFT (www.itesoft.com), Aimargues, France, in the framework of a European Project IAPP - Marie Curie Actions (program ADAO) in partnership with the Computer Vision Center (www.cvc.uab.es), Barcelona, Spain. The successful applicant will join a vibrant group of 6 researchers and will be expected to contribute to the research activities of the group in one or more of the following areas: Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition, Graphics Recognition, Handwriting Recognition and Colour / Perceptual DIA. The research activities will be developed in collaboration with the Document Analysis Group of the CVC (20 researchers). Short visits at the CVC during the project might be possible.

  • Localisation

Aimargues (30), France

  • Duration

This position is available for a period of 12 months. The candidate will be expected to start between January 2012 and April 2012.

  • Profile

A PhD degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or related discipline is required. Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 years research experience in at least one of the following areas: Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Document Image Analysis. Strong motivation to conduct research and own initiative will be highly valued. Good communication skills in English are required, while knowledge of French and Spanish or Catalan will be positively evaluated. A recent international experience is an asset, foreign candidature are appreciated. Gross salary will be at the level of EUR 42045, paid in 12 installments. A travel allowance of EUR 750 as well as a career exploratory allowance of EUR 2000 will be made available to the successful candidate.

  • Application

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and a short letter explaining your research interests and your suitability for this position to Hélène SCHWANN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You should also provide the contact details of three persons that would be willing to provide reference letters. The deadline for submitting applications is the 20 march 2012. Further information can be obtained from the Web site of ITESOFT (www.itesoft.com) and the ADAO web site (http://www.cvc.uab.es/adao/)

Call for Datasets

We would like to remind you that the TC10 and TC11 Web sites always welcome contributions of new datasets or other resources related to the community. We would like to encourage all the TC11 members to submit such material to the TC11 for archiving. The availability of datasets, ground truth and performance evaluation tools online is not only good practice, but also a requirement for a field to progress.

We would like make a special request to the organizers of recent and future competitions. Independently of whether you have the competition datasets and evaluation tools available through other Web sites, please consider archiving them with TC10 / TC11 as well. Web sites often go off-line and useful resources are frequently lost forever.

Please check the TC10 site on information about how to submit datasets for archiving.

Dimosthenis Karatzas and Bart Lamiroy
TC-11 and TC-10 Dataset Curators

Call for Contributions

Please contribute relevant news to TC10 groups. Please send any relevant event, notice or link to the newsletter editors:
Jaehwa Park <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >and Alicia Fornes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >.

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